Dario Argento

  • Birth Place: Rome, Italy
  • Profession: Director, Screenwriter, Producer, Actor
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  • Worked as a newspaper columnist in Rome.
  • Made his directorial feature-film debut with The Bird With the Crystal Plumage (1969).
  • First English-language film he directed was Creepers (1984).
  • Owns a horror-memorabilia store in Rome.
  • A master of high-end, horror cinema, he is best known for his visually stunning 1977 film Suspiria about a ballet school run by witches. 
  • Often uses his own hands, clad in black gloves, for close-up shots of the killers' hands in his films.
  • Father of actress-writer-director Asia Argento.


  • Fiore Argento — Daughter
  • Asia Argento — Daughter
  • Elda Luxardo — Mother
  • Salvatore Argento — Father
  • Claudio Argento — Brother
  • Daria Nicolodi — Ex-significant Other
  • Marisa Casale — Ex-wife
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